Skip to comments.Non-Farm Payrolls Rise Less Than Exepcted, Up 115,000; Unemployment Rate at 8.1%
Posted on 05/04/2012 5:33:55 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
UNEXPECTED = LESS THAN EXPECTED
I wonder how many people is off the payroll now..
They’ll work it down below 8% before long.
More: Drop in unemployment rate nearly entirely from people leaving the workforce
Yet the “official rate” went down, didn’t it? What a joke.
I wonder how many people “mysteriously” disappeared off the roles this month to get the rate down to 8.1%. Like Rush Limbaugh said yesterday, the rate WILL be below 8.0% on election day even if we lose 10 Million jobs between now and then.
It plummeted .1%!
Soon to be revised upward...
It’s 8.1% if you don’t count the millions who have given up looking.
The 0bamunists will continue to cook the books on unemployment numbers right up to the election...
So another 522K people are counted as out of the work force last month. And unemployment falls a tick to 8.1%. Remind us again how thats good news? There are 2.7M more people out of the work force the past year, versus a mere 945K going into it. As such, the participation rate hits another cycle low of 63.6%. No worries, somehow todays newsincluding the lower-than-expected job growthwill be spun positively.
Jobs do NOT go up, but the unemployment rate goes DOWN.
Obama and crew are playing chicken with the economy. They are now intentionally injuring it so as to discourage workers from looking for jobs.
IF the economy won’t take off and help them, then, by gosh, they’ll kill it.
What that means is huge trouble if Scotus doesn’t overturn ObamaCare, because that will increase employer costs out the roof and even more will be laid off. We’ll enter a Great Depression.
If ObamaCare is overturned, then at best the economy will sputter due to a massive new group of people receiving 2 years of unemployment checks and then going from there onto the welfare rolls, thereby enlarging the Dem Party voting bloc.
This isn’t just bad news; it’s sinister news.
It’s the first clear indicator that Obama is intentionally pushing programs in order to lower the unemployment rate by discouraging workers.
How in the world is anyone buying these unemployment numbers?
If we’re adding 115,000 jobs and having over 360,000 filing new unemployment claims each week, how in the world can the UE numbers be going down?
And if labor force participation had stayed the same as in March, unemployment rate would have risen to 8.4%
I think I heard > 12 million...but I don’t trust CNBC any more than I trust government.
Comparison: In April of 1984, economy added a population-adjusted 480,000 jobs
Him I believe.
Explain this to me this, only 119,000 private sector jobs were added in april, gov jobs have been cut, 365,000 new jobless claims and as I understand it you need to add 200,000 jobs each month for new folks entering workforce numbers, how in the h**l can unemployment drop to 8.1%, I know retorical question, but frustrating even watching FOX talking about how good it is. WOW